How do sites like myspace, serve up so much info so quickly. I a have site and it takes ages to load up ten simple thumnails, yet myspace can load up a page with hundreds of thumbnail images in a fraction of a second... how is this? bearing in mind my site is ona dedicated server, that no one else is hitting, and i couldn't get the info that myspace does in a ten times the amount of time?
(Also my thumbnail images are not large file sizes)
For media content (images, music downloads, etc.) MySpace uses LLNW's (LimeLight) CDN service. You are probably downloading the images from a local mirror hence lower latency and faster download.
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